King George Whiting

Sillaginodes punctatus

Sillaginodes punctatus - King George Whiting
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Size: 70 cm

Distribution: All SA continental waters

Habitat: Seagrass beds, sandy areas

Depth: Subtidal to 10+ metres

This slender bottwom-dwelling fish is highly prized by anglers and can grow to about 70cm long, although individuals usually encountered are around the 30cm mark for adults. The King-George whiting is silver, with a long snout and large eyes. It can be distinguished from other whiting species by the golden spots on its back.